BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER)-- Lots of cars have been racing across the Northeast to help raise awareness for missing children as part of the Fireball Run. On Saturday the teams crossed the finish line in Bangor.
A total of 40 teams participated in the race which started in Independence Ohio. Once teams got into Bangor they had to complete a series of challenges and each challenge represented something specific to Bangor.
Bangor Business Development Specialist Tanya Pereira said Bangor spent about a year getting ready for this day and Pereira said the race could bring an economic boost to the region.
"An event like Fireball Run not only brings huge publicity for this city, but really brings an economic return on investment where we are building connections with people, we're bringing in tourism dollars. We've already heard from a lot of the participants that as soon as they found out they were coming to Bangor they wanted to stay a few extra days to get to know the community because they heard great things about Bangor," Pereira said.
There was one team from Maine and that team was raising awareness for Ayla Reynolds.